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Radiation Safety & Training in Medical Imaging

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In the Spotlight

spotlightPledge numbers to Image Wisely® continue to increase

Minnesota imaging facilities continue to take the pledge to Image Wisely®! For current pledges, please visit the Image Wisely® Honor Roll.

 

Level 1 Pledges as of March 12, 2014

City Facility
Alexandria Tristate Brain and Spine Institute
Burnsville Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
Duluth Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth
  St. Luke's
Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Dental Care
Fridley Unity Hospital
Marshall Southwest Minnesota Orthopedics
& Sports Medicine
Minneapolis Minneapolis Dental Associates
Northfield Northfield Hospital
Plymouth Lake West Chiropractic & Natural Health
Rochester Northpointe Dental
St. Paul St. Paul Radiology
 

Image Wisely

Image Wisely LogoThe American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America formed the Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. The Joint Task Force collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to create the Image Wisely campaign® with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.

Image Gently

Image Gently logoThe Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging – the Image Gently Alliance®, is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide. The primary objective is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.

What is the commitment to Image Gently®?MN Pledge Map
Recognizing that every member of the healthcare team plays a vital role in caring for the patient and wants to provide the best care,
I pledge:

  • To make the image gently message a priority in staff communications
  • To review the protocol recommendations and, where necessary, implement adjustments to our processes
  • To respect and listen to suggestions from every member of the imaging team on ways to ensure changes are made
  • To communicate openly with parents


News & Events

State health department joins forces with health care groups to promote optimal use of medical imaging technology (PDF: 63KB/3pages)

Statewide campaign promotes optimal use of medical imaging


Resources & Links

Updated Friday, April 18, 2014 at 02:14PM